- 8 red peppers, deseeded and roughly chopped
- 10 red chillies, roughly chopped
Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…
- finger-sized piece fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
- 8 garlic cloves, peeled
- 400g can cherry tomatoes
- 750g golden caster sugar
- 250ml red wine vinegar
Tip the peppers, chillies (with seeds), ginger and garlic into a food processor, then whizz until very finely chopped. Scrape into a heavy-bottomed pan with the tomatoes, sugar and vinegar, then bring everything to the boil. Skim off any scum that comes to the surface, then turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for about 50 mins, stirring occasionally.
Once the jam is becoming sticky, continue cooking for 10-15 mins more, stirring frequently so that it doesn’t catch and burn. It should now look like thick, bubbling lava. Cool slightly, transfer to sterilised jars, then leave to cool completely. Keeps for 3 months in a cool, dark cupboard – refrigerate once opened.
Our downloadable labelsDownload our printable preserves labels – perfect for writing cook’s notes and gift messages. You can find them here.
Great christmas presentsThese jars make lovely hamper gifts, Just label your jars with storage instructions so your friends and family can get the best out of their gift, then pack into boxes with other chilli-themed items such as chilli-chocolate covered almonds from Kshocolat (£3.95/80g tin, available from Waitrose), and packets of chilli seeds (southdevonchillifarm.co.uk)